Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 28 July 2015

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Lotte set for early 2016 downtown duty free opening in Bangkok

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

THAILAND/SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free maintains its expansion drive with plans to open a major downtown store in the Thai capital of Bangkok.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management renamed as Plaza Premium Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

HONG KONG. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has been rebranded as Plaza Premium Group, as it marks 17 years in business.

Allen Hong joins Eugene Corp to develop retail opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free executive Allen Hong has joined construction group Eugene Corporation as Managing Director of Business Development.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract seven qualified bidders for duty free, eight for food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport. The qualified duty free bidders are ARI-Middle East, ATÜ Duty Free, DFS, Dufry, King Power Group (HK), Lagardère Travel Retail and The Shilla Duty Free. In food & drinks, qualified companies are HMSHost, SSP, BTA, Airest-Lagardère, Newrest, MMI, Jawad International and Gourmet Foods.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

Dufry prices €700 million Senior Notes to part fund WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. As anticipated, Dufry has priced senior notes for a total of €700 million to part fund its second blockbuster acquisition of recent times.

Heathrow Airport posts solid retail growth in first six months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

UK. Heathrow Airport posted a solid retail performance in H1 2015, with the key figure of net retail income per passenger rising by +3.9% to £6.67 in the period.

Lagardère Travel Retail reveals vibrant new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

POLAND. Lagardère Travel Retail and Polish Airports inaugurated a striking new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports that submit data to the ACRS 2015, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

ARI opens Official Rugby World Cup store at Dublin Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has opened Ireland’s only Official Rugby World Cup store in The Loop at Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

SSP opens M&S Simply Food at Newcastle Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

UK. A new M&S Simply Food outlet opened today at Newcastle Central Station, managed by concession partner SSP, amid a national roll-out of the brand.

Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy team up for F1 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy have partnered to launch a major F1-themed promotion for Veuve Clicquot at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports.

HMSHost opens Dallas Cowboys Club at Dallas/Fort Worth International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

USA. The travel restaurateur yesterday officially opened the new Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth, which offers regional and Tex-Mex dishes.

Manchester Airports Group reveals robust growth in revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

UK. Manchester Airports Group today reported double-digit growth in revenue and EBITDA for the year ended 31 March 2015, with commercial playing a key role.

Premier Tax Free Shopping unveils self-service refund platform

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Premier Tax Free has developed a user-friendly retail point-of-sale solution that it claims to be “the future of tax-free shopping”.

Gebr Heinemann reports strong second quarter amid big expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

GERMANY/INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann Executive Director Retail and Human Resources Raoul Spanger says that core European markets performed well in Q2, notably Turkey and Germany, and he outlines plans for new and refurbished retail space at Oslo and Sydney. Amid these developments and the addition of new concessions, the retailer is embarking on an ambitious management recruitment drive, from buying to operations.

On location in Vanuatu: travel retail bounces back from disaster

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

VANUATU. Travel retailing is a key engine in the drive to recover from Vanuatu’s worst natural disaster in decades. Peter Dowling reports from Port Vila.

The top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report unveils its indispensable annual ranking of the world’s biggest travel retailers, ranked by their most recent full-year turnover.

Travel Food Services launches K Hospitality, a new corporate brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services (TFS), one of India’s largest travel food & drinks players, has launched a new corporate brand and identity, K Hospitality.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Hong Kong International Airport posts robust traffic growth in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport posted a +9.1% leap in passenger traffic year-on-year in the first half of 2015, hitting 33.6 million.

OTG and Carla Hall open new Page eatery at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

USA. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has brought a local flavour and the latest technology to its Terminal A with the new restaurant Page.

Qatar Duty Free opens Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

QATAR. Operated by Qatar Duty Free, the Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International Airport is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

Desigual to make Australian airport debut with LS travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

AUSTRALIA. “Sydney and Melbourne are two vibrant, colourful cities, a perfect match for Desigual,” says the Spanish brand's Head of Travel Retail Marco Gadola.

Electronics retailer Croma opens store at Delhi International T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INDIA. Leading consumer electronics retailer Croma has opened its new Croma Zip concept in Departures at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport T1.

Ever Rich Duty Free sponsors Taiwan International Balloon Festival

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

TAIWAN. The duty free retailer invited 90 disadvantaged children to attend its sponsored Taiwan International Balloon Festival, which took place in Taidong.

Travel Food Services joins sponsors' line-up for The Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading food & drinks retailer Travel Food Services (TFS) pledges support for this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place on 16-18 September.

Big new Laos duty free mall proposed – Bangkok Post

Source: Bangkok Post; The Moodie Report - 16/07/15

LAOS/THAILAND. A group led by leading Lao duty free retailer Dao-Heuang Group is investing US$295 million in a shopping & hotel complex in Vientiane.

Duty Free International set for Hong Kong stock exchange listing as Atlan Holdings outlines growth ambitions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/15

MALAYSIA. In a move certain to spark widespread interest in the investment community, Atlan Holdings, parent company of Singapore-listed Duty Free International Limited, is seeking a dual primary listing for its travel retail subsidiary on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

SK-II R.N.A. Power makes global debut with Shilla Duty Free at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/15

SINGAPORE. A big coup for Shilla and Changi Airport as R.N.A. Power, the latest development of SK-II’s Stempower range, makes its global debut.

SSP wins US$90 million six-year contract at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/07/15

HONG KONG. East meets West as the travel food & drinks specialist secures a key contract in a long-time Asia Pacific airport stronghold.

Beefeater makes music at Gatwick with London Sounds pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Beefeater is celebrating its British heritage and the best of the capital’s music with Beefeater London Sounds and a new pop-up at London Gatwick.

London Heathrow Airport posts record June for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled a record 6.68 million passengers in June, with strong contributions from emerging markets such as Mexico and China.

Nuance opens Rituals cosmetics store at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

SWITZERLAND. Following a successful domestic market launch, Rituals unveils a stand-alone store at Zürich Airport Center in partnership with Nuance.

Sydney Airport unveils new-look Heinemann duty free designs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

AUSTRALIA. The Arrivals store features a bespoke design that will characterise a staged roll-out of further shops at Terminal 1, Sydney Airport said.

APTRA opens registration for latest series of Insights Seminars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has revealed details of three Insights Seminars to be held in Seoul, Delhi and Hong Kong.

Global airline ancillary revenue leaps +21% in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airline ancillary revenues climbed by +21% year-on-year in 2014 to hit US$38.1 billion, according to aviation industry consultant IdeaWorks.

Grain Store Café & Bar set for debut at London Gatwick Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

UK. The Zetter Group, Airport Retail Enterprises and Bruno Loubet will open the Grain Store Café & Bar at Gatwick Airport South Terminal this Autumn.

JCDecaux delivers immersive Absolut Elyx campaign at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

USA. JCDecaux North America has teamed up with Absolut Elyx to create an immersive brand experience in Departures at New York JFK Terminal 8.

Alpha LSG names Alex Forbes Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/15

UK. Alpha LSG has appointed Alex Forbes as CEO. He replaces Axel Bilstein, who has returned to Germany to take up a new position within LSG Sky Chefs.

T Galleria by DFS introduces stand-alone beauty concept in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/15

HONG KONG. T Galleria by DFS continues to evolve with the opening of the stand-alone T Galleria Beauty by DFS store in Causeway Way.

Glenfiddich launches Residence Cask Vintage 1992 with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/15

DFS Changi's customers can buy "their own piece of history", says Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising – Spirits, Wine & Tobacco Brooke Supernaw.

Lamar Advertising Company acquires Alliance Airport Advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/15

USA. The acquisition adds a variety of traditional advertising and experiential displays in five major airports to Lamar's already powerful portfolio.

Delhi Duty Free launches ‘lowest prices in region’ consumer marketing campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

INDIA. The campaign visuals include comparisons of Delhi Duty Free retail prices for Johnnie Walker Black Label 100cl and ck One EDT with those at Dubai Duty Free, Changi Airport Duty Free and Delhi downtown. Delhi is one of several airports putting benchmark pricing at the heart of its consumer marketing (and, often, contract terms) a subject that will be examined in 'The Trinity Papers', a new series of academic studies focused on key travel retail business issues.

Sydney Boulevard is born amid major Terminal 1 food & drinks RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

AUSTRALIA. Get set to take a stroll down Sydney Boulevard as the airport's drive to create a world-class commercial offer steps up a gear.

Aelia, SSP & Valora triumph in Luxembourg travel retail tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

LUXEMBOURG. The airport aimed “to bring the commercial offer up to the highest standards and to obtain profitability guarantees for the long term in order to consolidate its economic model".

Shaken & Stirred: Bartending trio vie for Diageo cruiseline mixology prize

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

Bartenders from Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises join the final of the world’s largest mixology competition.

Budapest Airport lauds Trinity success and hails tender interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/07/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has been a vocal proponent of the Trinity partnership concept, backing an ambitious campaign three years in a row.

'We'll answer Ireland's call': Aer Rianta International goes green in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/07/15

IRELAND. "And we're all off from Dublin in the green, in the green." ARI is determined that travelling Irish supporters will be kitted out in style at the Rugby World Cup.

Judgement day nears for crucial Seoul and Jeju downtown duty free decision

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. Local sources are calling it "a game changer". Months of lobbying and preparation to try to secure four valuable new duty free licences (three in Seoul and one on Jeju Island) reach a climax later this week when Korea Customs Service reveals the winning line-up. With business levels expected to rebound sharply from the now-easing MERS crisis, the stakes are high for all concerned.